CH2M HILL has recommended operational changes to the way the District of Columbia's Department of General Services runs its buildings and works toward long-term energy savings.
Twenty-five percent electricity and 21 percent gas savings is possible for the agency, CH2M HILL said Thursday.
The CH2M HILL team also identified 13 key buildings DGS can start implementing the initiative fors.
CH2M HILL made the recommendations following an inspection and assessment of 42 DGS buildings in the district as part of the agency's SmartBuildDC city greening initiative.
“We realize that in order to create more sustainable solutions, we have to think in much broader terms,“ said Elisa Speranza, president of operations management at CH2M HILL.
Sam Brooks, who heads the DGS Sustainability & Energy Division, is spearheading a program that targets $5 million in annual energy savings for government facilities.